How We Can Help Your Club

Governance Health Check

‘Best Practice’, ‘Fit for Purpose’, ‘Good Governance’; business buzz words or how you run your club?  If it is the former, then it is time to educate yourself and your club on the importance of Club Governance and how to run their club in a more business-like manner. The Governance Health Check is the first step to empowering success and innovation at your club in conjunction with the CGI.

At the end of the process with CGI your club will have:

  • Completed a Governance assessment
  • Received a report with suggested recommendations

Governance Support

Having identified the current practices in place after the Governance Health Check, the focus will shift to steering your club towards a more in-depth level of support from CGI towards creating a ‘fitter for purpose’ business and help build sustainability for the golf club moving forward.

At the end of the process with CGI your club will have:

  • Conducted an on-site and in-depth review with a CGI Club Support Officer.
  • Received a detailed Governance Support Report with a range of recommendations.
  • A clear roadmap towards creating a more effective and sustainable governance and management structure.

Membership Development

Our Membership Development offering, centres on the combined efforts of both recruiting new members and maintaining the existing members at the club – this is done through effective retention. Working on both these areas will give clubs a full strategy on Membership Development. This will lead to a targeted approach in both areas supported by a customer service focus, marketing, communication and pricing proposals.

 At the end of the process with CGI your club will have:

  • Reviewed the current recruitment and retention practices
  • Provide recommendations / actions based on best practice advice.
  • Support the clubs to create a programme that is suitable and specific to the club’s needs.


Financial Benchmarking

The Financial Benchmarking support is for clubs that are looking for structured benchmark information regarding their financial performances against other similar sized clubs.

At the end of the process with CGI your club will have:

  • Completed a Financial Benchmarking assessment
  • A more informed financial perspective on how your club compares to similar clubs
  • Identified business and financial priorities

Club Planning

A key step for any club on the road to success is the recognition for the need to develop and implement a medium to long-term plan.  This plan will identify a vision and purpose, strategies and set out various objectives and initiatives to be achieved. It can be a short-term business or operational plan (up to 12 Months) or a longer-term Strategic Plan (3-5 Years). CGI will provide support to you from initial consultation through to the drafting of a club plan.

At the end of the process with CGI your club will have:

  • Completed a Planning Workshop at your club with CSO support
  • Received club planning templates/guides and a series of recommendations
  • Reviewed current and past trends and conducted a number of business exercises
  • Identified your clubs vision, purpose, values and core priorities
  • Ongoing support to your working group towards drafting a club strategic or business plan
  • Communicated your plan to the membership and staff
  • Started to implement the club plans


Club Workshops

CGI offers a range of educational events to support clubs to grow their business. These offer clubs the opportunity to learn from experts share ideas and best practices.

The events on offer will be a mixture of on-site workshops with the club support team, demand-led specialist events and regional seminars. They are aimed at key decision makers both committee and staff to attend together.

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Club Surveys

CGI can help facilitate the running of a survey at your club and the normal working steps of this process are outlined below:

  • CGI will provide the club with a template survey.
  • The template will be edited to suit the club including amendments, deleting or adding questions.
  • Once amendments have been carried out the club decides what date to issue the survey to members.
  • CGI will provide a web link which the club will share with their members for completion.
  • CGI will also provide a printable version of the survey that can be completed by hand.
  • CGI will close the survey, and create a report containing all survey results for the club.

Please note that CGI does not provide recommendations with the feedback report, as we believe it is important for clubs to take ownership of the next steps and how to utilise the information. Your club support officer would be delighted to meet with the club and offer advice on next steps following review by the club committee.


Club Support Officers

Damien Connolly

Phone: +353 87 1456505


I support clubs in the following counties:

  • Carlow
  • Clare
  • Cork
  • Kerry
  • Kildare
  • Kilkenny
  • Laois
  • Limerick
  • Offaly
  • Tipperary
  • Waterford
  • Wexford

Neil Kilgallon

Phone: +353 87 2151143


I support clubs in the following counties:

  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Leitrim
  • Longford
  • Louth
  • Mayo
  • Meath
  • Roscommon
  • Sligo
  • Westmeath
  • Wicklow

Participation & Business Development Officer

Rory Leonard

Phone: +44 (0) 7591203496


I help clubs with participation and support in the following counties:

  • Antrim
  • Armagh
  • Cavan
  • Down
  • Donegal
  • Fermanagh
  • Londonderry
  • Monaghan
  • Tyrone